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Drake Bay or Bahia Drake is a small coastal resort town on the Osa Peninsula in southeastern Costa Rica. This bay has a storied history and according to legend, was a port used by explorers in the 16th century. It is believed to be a location of one of pirate Sir Francis Drake's fabled hidden treasures.

Hotels in Drake Bay

Once you have discovered the cheapest flights to Drake Bay, and found the lowest priced rental car deals you'll be interested to learn how to plan a budget destination adventure and book your dream accommodations. Check out these incredible hotel and resort deals we found on Drake Bay hotels and resorts using Skyscanner's powerful hotel search.

  • Hotel Jinetes De Osa is a resort style hotel with rates as low as $145 per night. Happy guests rave about the free breakfast and tout the hotel's prime location as a reason to return again and again. It is located on the water just a .33 miles from Drake Bay city center. Shuttles to and from the airport are provided.
  • VistaDrake Lodge is a small 3-star boutique hotel that is located near popular hiking trailheads. With rates as low as $47 per night, this is a great choice for guests looking to experience Drake Bay on a budget. The hotel is located in the city center of Drake Bay, and a free shuttle to and from the airport is provided.
  • Hotel Rancho Corcovado offers beautiful rustic bungalows that overlook the waterfront. It is just minutes from downtown and the Drake Bay hiking trailhead. A shuttle from the airport is provided.

Drake Bay Airport

Drake Bay Airport (DRK) is a small regional airport serving around 13,000 passengers each years arriving via connecting flights from across the globe. Daily flights arrive from both or San Jose's airports daily Flight time is around 45 minutes. All flights depart from Juan Santamaria International Airport , a hub for Sansa Airlines or from San Jose Tobias Bolanos Airport where the economy carrier Nature Air is based.

From the airport, various forms of transportation are available. Many resorts are located off the mainland and require a quick boat ride to access. Car rental is available, as well.

Drake Bay on a Budget

Skyscanner's cheapest month search, makes it easy to plan your budget trip to Drake Bay. We found that that the cheapest flights from the United States to Drake Bay were available in February.

While lounging on the beautiful beach tops the list of budget-friendly excursions, you might also consider the following ideas for a memorable adventure.

  • Dolphin and whale watching tours are very popular and inexpensive. Year-round, visitors encounter hundreds of dolphins. Humpback Whales can be seen off the coast of Drake Bay from late November until March.
  • Snorkeling allows a glimpse into the vast underwater paradise that awaits, while SCUBA takes you deep into a whole new world.
  • Horseback riding is a unique way to explore the surroundings. Group riding tours are available through most of the resorts as well as via several local stables.
  • Hike the Drake Bay Trail. The trail features options for all fitness and experience levels. It is one of the most popular and inexpensive tourist attractions. With breathtaking vistas and overlooks, you are sure to have many photo ops along the way!